In this 9th lecture on the prophecy of Zephaniah for today, the events and their timing are quite similar to our days. The 2nd chapter refers to "O nation, not desired". Is it the physical isreal or the spiritual isreal?, Secondly, in chapter 2, Verse 3 "Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger". Again, who are these people, the prophet addressing to?. Are they or the physical isreal of the old testament times or the spiritual Israel of today? Thirdly, the people of Gaza (the strong) Ashkelon (poise) Ashdod (powerful) Ekron (uprooted) will be punished. Are they the physical of spiritual in nature. If they are physical, why the reference is all about the future happenings foretold in 650 BC. Listen and be blessed.